For many years, colorful Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Big Bird have helped children learn while having fun. The Department of Defense has drawn on these familiar friends to help children ages 2-6 through the milestones of relocations, deployments, transitions and more.
Parenting Infants and Toddlers
Welcome to parenthood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. However, as a warrior, you are well trained and understand you need to rely on others for mission success. Military OneSource is part of your parenting support team, connecting you to valuable intel, resources and benefits so you can enjoy these first memories of parenthood.
The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
THRIVE is a free, online program for parents of children from birth to 18. It promotes positive parenting, stress management and healthy living.
Learn about additional resources for parents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
MilParent Power offers helpful information and practical tools to help busy military parents build family togetherness, readiness and resilience.